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Before my blog, may I offer my condolences to the family of London marathon runner CLAIRE SQUIRES who collapsed and died at such a young age while running for charity.

Behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining, which is that amazingly through the internet the amount raised by so many generous people has surpassed £430,000 after only 2 days through her ’cause.

This is the website I have found www.justgiving.com . There are a number of related websites from the link, so take your pick and I hope you find what you are seeking if you wish to make a donation.

God bless Claire XXX

TOUR OF TURKEY 3rd day ANTALYA to ELMALI

If you enjoy road cycling then you missed a great piece of individual cycling today which was televised by BRITISH EUROSPORT.

The winner was IVAILO GABROVSKI (Bulgarian). In a race distance of 148k (92.5 miles) he finished in a time of 4 hours-21 minutes in the saddle.

Football whimps where is your comparable fitness?

What a ride and what a climb. He set off by himself from about 6k from the finish and left the rest trailing in his wake.

The terrain and road surface were very uneven and demanding and very narrow. Fortunately there were no punctures because, not only would it have been difficult for the team car to get to the rider to replace his busted wheel but also once the rider has to stop on a very steep climb it is so physically demanding for him to get some start-up speed, especially when the gradient is 10% incline.

The crowds and support along the course and at the finish line were phenomenal.

It just goes to show how popular Professional road cycling is across Europe.

If you don’t have a great interest in the sport then watch it for the sheer beauty of the landscape and scenery along various cycle routes in many countries.

ANTALYA

 Antalya is the capital city of the Antalya Province, located on the Gulf of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The population of the city is 603,190 (2000 census) but reaches up to 2 million in summers at the height of the tourist season. Situated on a steep cliff, Antalya is a picturesque city surrounded by mountains, forests, mediterranean sea and many ancient ruins; with one notable archaeological museum. With its airport it is a gateway for Turkey’s coastal resorts which took the name Turkish Riviera because of the natural and historical beauties of it.

Combining history and culture it deserves the title of “the capital of Turkish tourism“. Today the city of Antalya is reliving a golden age. It has been transformed into a cultural and touristic hub with thematic hotels with concepts like Venice, Topkapý Palace, and cathedrals in Moscow. Kaleici, the rustic old town where historic Turkish and Greek houses are under protection, is the most popular center in Antalya. It is situated between the yacht harbour and the main city. Old houses that are separated by narrow, cobble-stone roads are now hotels and tourism-related shops. Traces of Byzantine, Roman and Seljuks architecture and culture can still be seen. Also Antalya museums house the finds belonging to historic ages of Anatolia.

Inside the city Yivli Minare and Kulliye, Karaalioglu park are places where Ottoman architecture can be seen. Konyaalti and Lara coasts are well known with their crystal clear waters. The prominent sites accessible by daily tours are Side, Perga, Manavgat and Alanya. Ancient cities like Phaselis, Olympos, Adrasan and Kekova can be reached from the sea by Blue voyagers

ELMALI

Elmalı (literally apple-town) is a district as well as its the centre town in Turkey’s Antalya Province. It lies about 35 km inland, at the head of a long upland valley at an altitude that varies between 1050 to 1150 meters from sea level for Elmalı urban center. Throughout history it has suffered the rising and falling fortune of the Lycian region, being ruled respectively by the Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman empires.

That’s my blog and hope you found something of interest in it (INNIT)?

CONGRATULATIONS CHELSEA TEN MEN GETTING TO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL.

Take care and stay healthy

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

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